Tricks and treats galore at New Edinburg’s second annual Fall Festival

Tricks and treats galore at New Edinburg’s second annual Fall Festival

Re-New-ing Edinburg held a very successful second annual Fall Festival Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the New Edinburg Community Center, as well as throughout the community. The event took place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with volunteers helping to dish out candy at the drive-through event. “Great fun was had by all on…

Three more Warren Branch Library eLibraries placed throughout Bradley County

Three more Warren Branch Library eLibraries placed throughout Bradley County

The Warren Branch Library recently placed three eLibraries(Community Resource Centers) in Bradley County. They are located at New Beginnings C.A.S.A. in Warren, Banks City Hall, and at the Hermitage Housing Authority. These eLibraries will provide much needed information such as Drug Rehabilitation, Housing, Food Distribution, Clothing Distribution, Daycare, Churches, GED Classes, etc. They were made…

BCMC CEO: ‘We’re making good progress, but the work’s not done yet’

BCMC CEO: ‘We’re making good progress, but the work’s not done yet’

Bradley County Medical Center board members heard a detailed report Thursday about why $3.6 million in charges couldn’t be billed at the present time. Jenifer Tidwell of Medical Office Systems said her company took over the billing practices about a year ago. Since that time, they have been able to collect some old receivables. She…

Jail/prison main topic of discussion at BCEDC meeting

Jail/prison main topic of discussion at BCEDC meeting

Most of the discussion at Monday’s Bradley County Economic Development Corp. board meeting concerned the disposition of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Jail. LaSalle Corrections recently informed Bradley County Quorum Court that it would be economically unfeasible for the company to build and maintain the jail. However, company officials left open the possibility that the county…

Bond denied for Antario Gilbert who is charged with Capital Murder in the death of Shaun Ingram

Bond denied for Antario Gilbert who is charged with Capital Murder in the death of Shaun Ingram

Monday, October 18, 2021 a First Judicial Appearance was conducted by Judge Bruce Anderson on Antario Gilbert for the charge of Capital Murder. During the First Appearance, Gilbert was denied bond due to the charge in which was upgraded from Murder 1st to Capital Murder after Sgt. Tim Nichols met with Prosecutor Thomas Deen to…

Emergency situation in Calhoun County as pipeline ruptures west of Hampton

Emergency situation in Calhoun County as pipeline ruptures west of Hampton

According to an alert out of Calhoun County, a pipeline has ruptured west of Hampton Thursday evening, September 23, 2021. “West side of Hampton needs to shelter in place West of highway 167,” reads the alert. “The east side of Hampton needs to evacuate to the shelter at Hampton High School east of highway 167,”…

Chamber Board discusses issues ranging from executive director vacancy to upcoming special events

Chamber Board discusses issues ranging from executive director vacancy to upcoming special events

By Tim Kessler The Bradley County Chamber of Commerce board of directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday at Bradley County Economic Development Corp. and grappled with the issue of how to proceed without an executive director. Ashley Foreman, who had served both organizations as executive director, resigned as of July 2 to take…

Quorum Court votes to eliminate commercial garbage collection in the County/Reconsiders Callum Hospital appointment

Quorum Court votes to eliminate commercial garbage collection in the County/Reconsiders Callum Hospital appointment

During the July 2021 Bradley County Quorum Court meeting conducted July 19, 2021, eight of the nine JP’s were present to conduct business. Several items of routine and new business were acted upon. All reports were reviewed and approved. In a major change in solid waste policy, the court voted to stop collecting class I…